Let’s Get The Party Started….. Canapes… By Lucy Simmons

By lucy  , , , ,   , , ,

December 16, 2014

It's party time..... Kicking prawn cocktails Sticky sausages Smoked salmon blini Tomato & mozzarella tarts. Perfect to soak up the festive cheer.

  • Prep: 1 hr
  • Cook: 50 mins
  • Yields: 14 Party size


5 tbsp Mayonnaise

5 tbsp Ketchup

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1 Dash Tabasco sauce

1 tsp Smoked paprika

400 Grams Prawns

4 Medium Baby gem lettuce

Medium Cucumber and lemon wedges

30 Small Mini Sausages

4 tbsp Honey

2 tbsp Wholegrain mustard

100 Grams Sour cream

100 Grams Cream cheese

1/3 Dash Lemon zest

1 tbsp Horseradish

20 Small Blinis

200 Grams Smoked salmon

1 Bunch Dill

250 Grams Puff pastry

4 tsp Basil pesto

2 tsp Tomato puree

2 Medium Plum tomatoes

125 Grams Mozzarella

Scattering Salt and pepper

Splash Olive oil to serve


Kicking prawn cocktails- Mix together the mayonnaise, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, tabasco and smoked paprika in a small bowl and leave in the fridge.  Break up the baby lettuce into leaves and arrange on a plate creating a little cup, add a scoop of prawns and place a tsp of sauce over the prawns, dust with smoky paprika, slices of wafer thin cucumber.  Serve with a handful of lemon wedges piled around a platter.

Sticky mustard sausages- Place the sausages in the oven for 15 minutes (180c), while they are part cooking mix the honey and wholegrain mustard together.  Remove the sausages from the oven and pour the mustard honey glaze over them, mix them so all the sausages are covered and bake for a further 10-15 minutes until golden brown.  Serve in to a warm bowl with little cocktail stix.

Smoked salmon blini- Mix together the sour cream, cream cheese, horseradish and lemon in a bowl using a hand whisk.  Arange the blinis on a plate, place a spoon full of the cream on top, rip the salmon into pieces and arrange on the blinis, finish with a fresh spring off dill.

Tomato and mozzarella tarts- Preheat the oven to 200C gas mark 4.  Roll out the pastry on a floured surface and using a circle cutter cut out 20 squares, with a smaller cutter make an imprint on top of the circle but don't push it all the way to the bottom.  Place a tsp of pesto or tomato and spread it to the outside of the smaller circle.  Place the mozzarella on the bottom and put the tomato on top.  Drizzle over some olive oil and season with salt and pepper.  Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, until risen and golden.

It's party time!!!!!


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